Vieques National Wildlife Refuge provides a sanctuary for many rare and endangered animals, including brown pelicans, endemic Puerto Rican woodpeckers, and blue whales. While there, you can see pristine mangroves, fine white-sand beaches, and waters rich with many coral reefs and sea beads. Explore the exuberant ecosystem and join in one of numerous activities provided by the reserve--seasonal fishing and hunting, photography classes, biking, hiking, and more. The feeling of solitude appeals to those seeking a wild getaway for at least a day. Use our Isla de Vieques trip planner to visit Vieques National Wildlife Refuge on your trip to Isla de Vieques, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge Reviews
Great sandy beach very close as the crow flies but far because it takes forever to go the 4+ miles on very bumpy, potholed road, Do not take a golf cart there (even though lots do, it’s pretty... more »
Hubby and I visited La Chiva and Playa Caracas (both reviewed separately) in Vieques National Wildlife Refuge in late November with our dog. We found the snorkeling to be better at Playa Caracas but.... more »
Two days there as a first time tourist.Pleasant inexpensive friendly helpful people. Good snorkeling once we found it. good night life. Hostel like bathroom and kitchen shared was pleasant and economical. Comfortable night streets with children playing. Mobile Loudspeakers playing loud music were irritating at first but became part of the game of "Island Life". In two days people recognized us all over the island. "You wont get lost. After all its an Island." Bioluminescent bay diminished by moonlight but was reported as worthwhile by those who went kayaking under full moon.
The team was very welcoming and provided info about the original purpouse of the fort.
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